Sometimes I feel the need to shake up breakfast now and then. The easiest way for me to accomplish that is to make muffins. They are easy to make and portable, always a bonus should we be in a rush to get to the bus in the morning.
Over the years I have made banana muffins or bread with many different add ins. I have substituted oil or butter with different lighter ingredients such as nonfat yogurt or healthier coconut oil. How could I make them different yet again?
I added blueberries! Blueberries are yummy, especially in a muffin. After all, you can’t go wrong with a classic blueberry muffin. So blueberry and banana it is. I also used yogurt instead of oil, though this time I went with full fat natural yogurt…just because!
The end result was delicious. The muffin is both moist and flavorful. The blueberries give them a nice juicy burst. The combination of banana and yogurt makes them stick to paper wrappers, so be warned, please use a foil wrapper or grease the pan! You’ll thank me later. I hope you enjoy as much as we did.
Banana Blueberry Muffins
1 3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. mashed banana
3/4 c. plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. blueberries
Grease a muffin pan or line with foil wrappers and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl for a quick sift. In another bowl whisk the egg, banana, yogurt and vanilla. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined. Carefully fold in the blueberries. Pour in prepared muffin pan and bake for 20-22 minutes.
Yields one dozen
I have never baked with coconut oil. Thanks for pointing that out. I need to try it next time I’m baking. I love the idea of add-ins in the basic banana muffin recipe. I’m going to try it too because we always make banana bread or muffins with the overripe bananas we always seem to have. Thanks for sharing, next time I shall pop in some blueberries!
Those wrappers are lovely! The muffins look like they’d taste amazing no matter what they’re wrapped in, but fun wrappers make a good muffin even better. Liking your flavor combinations here. Have been thinking muffin thoughts, lately, and just bought a bunch of discount overbrowned bananas, so your recipe is it 🙂
Looks delicious Gretchen!! and I as well love those wrappers 🙂
I love the wrappers too. They are actually candy/snack cups. Work great for muffins too!
You know I love the way you bake… healthy, flavorful and delicious. You are so good with muffins! YUM!
What a beautiful shot. ❤ And these banana blueberry muffins sound good to me-perfect for breakfast. 😀